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Embark DC Metro

By Embark, Inc.

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Embark DC Metro is the best way to get around Washington DC. It is essential to all 'Metro' riders — from the occasional to the daily, the tourist to the commuter.

Embark even works without cellular signal!

– Offline trip planning between stations
– Plan a trip from your current location (requires connection)
– Tap any station to see upcoming scheduled trains & a street map with Capital Bikeshare availability
– A handsome multi-touch DC Metro map
– Directions to any address or landmark (internet connection required)
– Bookmark a station to save it
– Current service advisories
- Share your trip via Email, SMS or Twitter

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Note: Embark DC Metro is not funded by or directly affiliated with DC Metro or the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. These applications were made by three public transit riders who wanted to make the DC Metro easier to use for all riders.

What's New in Version 3.4.1

- Bug Fixes
- Updated Schedules

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Customer Reviews

This is strangely my favorite app

This app is my absolute favorite thing i've downloaded to my phone. I cannot explain the ease and helpfulness this app has created. I recently started college in DC and I had never lived alone in a city, let alone a confusing one like DC, however this simple app has made all the difference. I can easily find the nearest metro station as well a the quickest route within seconds and even more outstanding than that, I can send the directions to people in a concise, clear text or email. However I was most impressed when I recently discovered the walking directions as well. If I am far away from a metro stop this wonderful app offers me walking directions there! I am so happy with this app and I strongly encourage this metro app over others for anyone new to DC, or even someone who needs a little refreshing!!

Fabulous app! :)

IMHO, this works really well for Red Line riders (Sorry, but I had to clarify this as I have read a very popular Twitter feed where many people are Blue or Orange line riders are furious because WMATA sends BL or OL trains very infrequently, more so apparently during Rush Plus).

Anyway, I use this app whenever I need to travel by Metro. I believe, for the most part, this app is pretty accurate; definitely more so than anything WMATA ever produced. The only problem I have is WMATA related because I don't know how this app can guesstimate waiting times when there is track work (which is every night and every weekend). This, however, is not the app developer's fault; it's Metro's (no surprise there).

Fall from grace

This app used to be fantastic, but now it only gives walking times when trying to plan a trip. I will bestow 2 stars only because I have fond memories of its past greatness and I can use it provide impromptu walking tours of the city. PLEASE FIX.

I'm trying really hard to get my life organized and manage my time better; this tool always helped me get to my therapist on time, now it's all messed
up and I run a huge risk of having to wait some unreasonable amount of time in one of Washington DC's dark metro stations that always seem to be infested with unattractive zombie federal workers or unsavory urban youth who butcher the english language at intolerable volumes. PLEASE FIX THIS APP...In lieu of this I will accept an iPhone 5s because I bet it runs nicely on that.

Thank you

Embark DC Metro
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  • Free
  • Category: Navigation
  • Updated: Aug 06, 2013
  • Version: 3.4.1
  • Size: 5.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Embark, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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